Sloppy Joes


  • 3 T butter
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 lb ground beef or turkey
  • 2 ½ T brown sugar
  • 2 T dijon mustard
  • 2 T worcestershire sauce
  • ¾ t liquid smoke
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • ¼ t cayenne pepper
  • 1 t pepper
  • 1 C ketchup
  • ¼ C apple cider vinegar


  1. In a dutch oven, melt butter and begin sauteing chopped onion until translucent. Add garlic and saute for about 2 minutes. Add the ground beef and cook until brown and nearly done.
  2. Add brown sugar, mustard, worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, chili powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and pepper. Stirl for about 3 seconds until incorporated and you can smell the spices.
  3. Add apple cider vinegar + ketchup and let simmer 30 min – 1 hour.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns with a side of chips!

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